Cycling challenge for Rotary club members

Beverley Rotary Club - Mark McMullen, James Lunn and Peter Delaney.
Beverley Rotary Club - Mark McMullen, James Lunn and Peter Delaney.

Rotarians Peter Delaney and Mark McMullen with friend James Lunn are preparing for the ride of their lives.

On Monday October 22 they travel to Morecambe to start their coast to coast bike ride travelling through Grassington, Pateley Bridge, Pocklington and finally arriving in Bridlington on Wednesday 24.

After a quick dip in the sea it’s a fast ride back to Beverley in time for tea.

The ride is in aid of Beverley Community Lift, a volunteer organisation which for 40 years has been providing free transport to all sections of the community to help improve their quality of life and maintain their independence.

They rely totally on volunteers and donations. Beverley Car & Cycles on Norwood are fully behind the team providing assistance with all spares, first aid kit and free servicing.

The ride is in the spirit of Beverley Rotary Club’s association with cycling as for a number of years a family cycle ride was the club’s main event raising many thousands of pounds for local charities.

Neighbouring Rotary Clubs in Driffield, Market Weighton and Pocklington who are also served by Beverley Community Lift will be turning out to cheer them on and provide support as they pass by as will other clubs and friends along the way.

Anyone wishing to sponsor the team can do so by going to their donations website by following the link on the Rotary Club’s website homepage.

By giving this way sponsors can take advantage of Gift Aid which increases their donations by 25p for every pound given.